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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
and his big circle holding hands and they were trying to find him with their feet. at least 30 minutes went by until they found the boy still under water. rescue workers arrived and took the child to the hospital. despite efforts to revive him he was declared dead. >> he had been in there too long. >> we have to watch them with the close. -- real close. >> police say he was out here with a family. they are still waiting to notify next of kin. searchers tell us that they did not notice any adult family members in the immediate vicinity. >> also tonight, the big cleanup after last night's wild weather. it came fast and furious and only affected a fraction of the area. plenty of people spend their holidays figuring out not just what to clean up but how to do it. it has left a lasting impression on some neighborhoods. jennifer is at one of the areas hardest hit by the storms. >> you are right. it made a mark. 4000 arlington residents without power. take a look at that tree. it is massive. the clean-up here has not even begun yet. in north arlington it will take days to clean up after a sto
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
big problems. >> and crew spent the evening canvassing our region. >> this intense heat has compounded matters for folks who live in the d.c. area. especially for some residents who were displaced after a fire in alexandria and dozens of residents who had been without water all day and night here in weekend. the heat has proved most difficult for people who have to work outdoors. fire in virginia, water in maryland to extremes but hampered by an intense tank life. >> -- by an intense heat wave. >> of firefighters are fighting more than just smoke and flames tonight. 115 pounds of gear, they found refuge inside this cooling bus. >> that is there to protect them. >> others visibly drained using water not only to douse the building but to quickly replenish. >> we have to rotate crews because they are only good for 10 or 15 minutes. >> during this scorcher displaced residents is worried about his mother's help. >> we have not had a drink but we will drink some gatorade inside. >> across the beltway, thousands of gallons of water have brushed onto georgia avenue in wheaton. >> when it is ho
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Jul 29, 2011 2:35am EDT
to detroit. 94 in atlanta. 85 here in the big apple. >>> well, here's a story that we usually don't hear from the middle east. a world record, in fact. >> pretty cool story. some 13,000 children steered clear of trouble in gaza to fly their kites at the same time. it all made for a pretty colorful show in the skies. >> the previous record of more than 10,000 flying kites at once was set earlier this year in china. so good for those kids. and congratulations. >> that is a cool scene out there. a little peace and a nice little event t d aorld record. >> and a world record to go with it. >> not bad. more "world news now" coming up after the break. you go next if you had a here would hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got the
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Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. he came to do big things. >> it should be a very busy monday for the president. he is expected to hold a press conference in the morning and resumed negotiations with congressional leaders. >>> for instant updates log on to our website wjla.com. >>> fighter jets intercepted three planes this weekend for getting too close to camp david. the president was at the retreat when two of the incidents happened. kris van cleave is live with why the air space is so difficult to navigate. >> it is a short flight to camp david. take a look at this map. theyse gray areas off limits. up here is camp david. this circle, closed airspace. when the president is here, see how much bigger the area get? this is where the planes were this weekend. >> when you fly toward hagerstown, you have to be careful. >> before he took off for ocean city he was sure to double check the air space near camp david. >> mistakes happen, and there is a lot of restricted airspace and you have to stay on top of that. >> there have been mistakes this weekend. fighters were sent to escort three different planes of restric
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
tax on alcohol goes up 3%. for more information, go to wjla.com. >>> the big holiday getaway is about to get under way. this year, the highways may not be the busiest. >> aaa says the number of holiday drivers will drop this year and a number of air travelers will increase. we go live to reagan national airport where travelers are already heading out this morning. >> that's right passengers traveling through the three area airports should brace for cross because aaa mid-atlantic says local air travel is up 22%. 784,000 dc/metro area drivers will travel by car, aaa says that is down by almost 3% from the same time last year. roads and highways should be a little less crowded even as drivers are enjoying lower gas prices. aaa says most americans will be staying close to home this year. the average distance travelled this week and will be about 573 miles which is down 7% compared to 2010. for those in the city, that will have much to look forward to. on the national mall, organizers are gearing up for the fireworks and a parade. the maryland transportation authority says it is crucial to
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Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
on that situation. the other big story severe storms sweeping across the region. here is some video from the gaithersburg. we have crews in maryland and virginia to cover the story. >> blistering temperatures may lead to record heat tomorrow. >> it has been and evening and a night of some wild weather. let me take you back and show you that ferocious line. that is the one that came through chicago. there is another one forming out to our west. let's keep an eye on that. look at a lightning in just the last hour. everything is moving over to the eastern shore. that line is falling apart. meanwhile, there is the other batch that will be staying to our south. we could be looking at some more afternoon thunderstorms. here are the damage reports all away from western maryland and into the nearby suburbs. a number of reports of trees down. some very localized heavy rain. i will show you more of that when i join you. tomorrow is going to be a really hot one. >>> fire officials in montgomery county confirm a lightning strike caused this house fire. this was around the time -- at last check there
ABC
Jul 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> you would have to be insane not to come to the concert. >> there are big names on taft including -- tap including jordin sparks and josh broban. ♪ -- josh groban. ♪ emmy-award winner jimmy smits will host for the third time. he says that is about much more than just the show. >> when you see young people come from places people who have come to keep these things potent in mind -- >> a lot of people aren't expected to show -- are expected to show. there are a lot of things you will need to know. a lot of rhode closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. -- road closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. the parade is at 11:45 this morning. there will be secure areas to go through. the list of what you can and cannot bring is on our website wjla.com. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> military families will join president obama and his family for a fourth of july celebration at the white house. the independence day celebration on the south lawn will include a barbecue concert and a good view of the fireworks. it is th
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
says a smaller package of about $2 trillion is more realistic. >> yes it's a big package will require big tax increases. it's a job killer. >> when asked whether or not he thought that they could reach a deal in the next 10 days, the president said "we have to." his press conference is scheduled for later this morning. reporting live on capitol hill, abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. jim moran wants to hear your ideas on how to reduce the national debt. the northern virginia democrat and the nonpartisan coalition are hosting an event in arlington tonight. participants will look at budget priorities and see how they will be affected by the various proposals. and it is 6:06. we have 73 degrees on this monday. >> and when "good morning washington" returns, albert haynesworth's sexual assault case heads back to court. we'll tell you what's next for the controversial redskins player. plus, safety concerns mount after the casey anthony verdict and sentencing. what's being done at the memorial to the florida mother's young daughter, caylee? >> but
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
. the young wizard is already bringing in big bucks. >> peggy bunker has details. >> topping america's money, more pressure on the white house. with no apparent progress on raising the debt limit, moody's may downgrade the country's top- notch credit rating, which could crash markets. fed chairman ben bernanke says the central bank is ready to step in if the economy gets weaker but he told a house committee that he does expect the economy to strengthen this year and no fed moves are imminent. the final average body movemen -- a final harry potter movie has sold $32 million in tickets. there's trouble brewing in minnesota for beer drinkers thanks to the government shutdown there. miller agreements have expired, so they may have to remove their brand from store shelves. >> folks are not going to be happy about that with a big game coming up. how many beer drinkers do you think what women's world cup soccer? >> i don't know. >>> today is going to be one of those days when you walk out the door and you feel so good. it's going to feel great later this afternoon. a big change compared with yester
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
but only after a big budget cuts, a spending cap, and the adoption of a balanced budget amendment. president obama says that he will veto that bill. >>> the loudoun county board of supervisors today is expected to vote on a plan that could lower the costs of the dulles rail project. the proposal by the u.s. transportation secretary would require the airports authority to reverse its decision and support an above-ground station. it would also require loudoun and fairfax counties to assume millions of dollars in those costs. >>> 5:05 on this tuesday. the guardian angels are taking action. >> today they will be along the metropolitan branch trail beginning today. this comes after a robbery since may. the group will join stepped up police trails in that area. critics stepped up police patrols. the you see someone suspicious, keep your distance and then contact police. >>> 7 is on your side with confirmation of a new type of crash avoidance system to reduce low speed rear end crashes. the highway loss data institute released a new study that looked at 2010 volvo's outfitted with a cras
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Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
for the heat. some big changes on the way for of july weekend. >> we are heading into our of the year on average. our temperatures outside right now, what a wonderful way to end of june. are into the 70's. some folks are already into the in the shenandoah valley. get into the weekend, back the 90's. we have been hotter in june. how does this june rank? was it in the top 10 or top five hottest ever? >> are weather team has all of the details. the interactive seven-day interactive del mar of a speech forecast. .e have some new details police say that the woman that o her death from an upscale northwest hotel was bought a guest there. the 47-year-old fell 10 stories hotel.w witnesses called 911 after the woman climbed over a railing and d fell. an top lawmakers are demanding stunning airport security scare. s ofhe most basic element has been breached. >> a nigerian man is in police custody after flying cross- using somebody else's boarding pass. he boarded a flight from jfk to lax using a boarding pass for day and the wrong flight number. charged nalle with being a school play. coming up
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, the national is the big choice. the biggest attraction is the fireworks show on monday. there will be 16 entrance points to the mall for attendees. security will be tight. metro will operate extra trains that night. the firebirds will begin shortly after 9:00. -- the fireworks will begin shortly after 9:00. >> here it is a look outside. pincher's -- temperatures are promising to be typical for the summer. >> it should feel like to live. -- july. temperatures are still around 90 degrees. first of all, if you are heading outside, and it will be a day when the weekend will be starting off sunny. very comfortable tomorrow. the humidity comes in with a vengeance as we get into sunday. sunday is the date where you have to keep an eye on the afternoon. there is nothing going around, nor will there be tonight or tomorrow. for all of the great fireworks displays that'll be fine. i will tell you all the details and a few minutes. >> you can check out our temperatures on the radar any time on line at wjla.com. >>> we are following some breaking news in northwest d.c. work crews are on the scene of
ABC
Jul 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
forecast and the heat of historic proportions in our region. we are about to eclipse a big record in the month of july and parts of the region could see i'm sorry to say, 100 degrees again. steve rudin is here with a first look at the forecast. hi steve. >> let me tell you what today's temperature of 99 degrees at reagan national airport, this will be the hottest july on record. it is 98 this hour at the airport. no heat advisories this time around and that's because we have dew point levels that are only in the 40's to lower to middle 50's. that makes a huge difference in terms of heat index. it feels like 94 at the airport, 101 degrees down in fredricksberg. you don't have to head very far to find yourself in the more humid moist unsettled air. we have another hot day coming up tomorrow where we could be looking at once again triple-digit readings to start off the month of august. today marks day number 14 at 90 degrees or better and a lot of folks are asking when will it end? my full forecast is coming up in just a few few minutes with a litt
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00am EDT
go to jla.com. holiday now the big today. begins this year the holidays might busiest place to be. says the number of drivers will drop this career is yersnumber o xpected to soar. good morning, mike. >> good morning. ssengers traveling through airports.area m. is just after 5:00 a. we're already seeing a lot of activity here at reagan national airport. air travel in our region is up year. ing 22% this e 784,000 people plan to of l by car this fourth uly, aa oonch says that is down from the same time last year. that's why the highways should crowded as less declining gas he prices which have dropped a quarter in the past month. aaa says most americans will stay closer to home this year. distance will be down 7% miles, compared to 20 2010. for those staying in the city, there will be plenty to look . rward to the transportation authority id choosing your travel time can make a big difference if you're heading out to the beach this weekend. if you happen to have the day off and you're watching now, that is a good start. the bridge before 10:00 a.m. in the morning or after 10:00 p.
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
. those conditions could cause big problems. brianne carter is live on the national mall as we get ready for today's east.-- today's heat. >> usually we filigrees at this time of the morning, a petite is already in washington. today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another day of heat and humidity. while this is part of what summer in washington is like, people are taking precautions. many try to gaps out during predict many try to get out during the early morning or late evening. we will feel that again today. on days likeness its can certainly be unhealthy and potentially dangerous. officials with the fire department say that they do see an increase in calls on days like this. they are urging everyone to stay hydrated and stay in the status possible. we are certainly going to be dealing with the heat. -- stay and the shade,. >>> people in the midwest, the south, and the northeast are doing all they can to stay cool. there are heat advisory is in 20 states. but he is expected to stick around for a few more days. -- the heat is expected to stick around. >>> a lightning strike i
ABC
Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> those are the big questions in this neighborhood. on the street alone, there have been three houses hit by fire since december. this one was destroyed and has now been rebuilt. in all, there have been 10 fires. neighbors wonder when that law " run out. >> -- when bad luck will run out. >> it could be a disaster. >> evidence of arson has been scarce so far. no arrests have been made. >> you feel at night since the first fire. it seems like when you go to bed, you feel insecure. you do not feel like you are safe. >> just a few moments ago we saw a group of investigators in a house in the neighborhood questioning somebody that came out with evidence. they ask that we not show them on television because they are under cover. they declined to comment but there is a desire to catch whoever is behind these fires before somebody gets hurt. >> the washington humane society is offering a reward to find a person who shot an innocent dog. he was shot last week behind his family's southeast washington home. she is now recovering at home. they are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to t
ABC
Jul 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
this story, make his phone calls through the night. thank you, pierre thomas. >>> and, we turn now to the big crisis for america's economy, the debt debt line, just days away. we have been tracking the developments hour by hour and tonight, at last, some news on one of the plans. abc's jon karl is on capitol hill with that. jon? >> reporter: diane, there is some real drama going on right now here in the house. they were supposed to be voting on john boehner's deabt ceiling bill. that is delayed. john boehner's office is right down there, and he is down there trying to get the votes he needs to pasasthis bill. he's not there yet. this is the bill that could increase the debt ceiling by about $900 billion, only about six months worth. democrats don't like that, because it would force the president to come back and go through this all over again. but what boehner is finding is that a lot of those tea party republicans don't want to vote for this. he has put his speakership on the line, saying that he cannot lead if they don't support him. so, the question now is, diane, will he get the votes to
ABC
Jul 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
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Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
congressional leaders that they and the white house can still do big things, in his word, take on this critical challenge. live in the sat plight center. abc 7 news. >> thanks for that report. for instant updates on the still unfolding story you can log on to wjla.com. >>> turning now to another developing story tonight for second time today, a plane has been intercepted near camp david where the president is spending part of his weekend. two f-16s intercepted just before 7:00 tonight, the plane landed where the pilot was met by law enforcement. the first plane was intercepted at around noon today, and landed without incident. meanwhile, we're also following latest developments in a triple shooting in trendy d.c. neighborhood. two men were killed and third is in critical condition tonight. we now know the identities of the men killed. police say that they are 32-year-old jimmy simmons and 31-year-old domonique barber. the shooting happened before 6:00 this morning on parkwood place in columbia heights. neighbors say they heard shots fired after a dice game turned violent. >> this is really trau
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
than customers of other big city utilities. bill lights stayed out more than twice as long. >> veto pepco. >> they released this statement. some people were actually sympathetic. >> petraeus are tremendous. it is really a tough -- and the trees are tremendous. it is really a tough job. >> obviously, they are acknowledging there is a problem. >> there is no competition out there. if they are unhappy you can not jump ship. the ratings dropped 16 points from last year. >>> a plea from the family of a murder victim in montgomery county. relatives of julian kelly issued a another plate for the helping to find the suspects. the other suspects are in custody, but jones has eluded police. >> it is no longer the about uplifting me and my family. it is about of lifting a community. it puts fear into the community. >> police are taking several steps to try to catch johns. they have raised the reward money to $5,000. >>> we have a traffic alert for anyone who drives along canal route. the first phase of work has begun and it could cause some problems for drivers. >> we are on canal road, i just
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
your kids are big fans, right? >> my son has read each but half a dozen times >> hopefully you'll pick up a few extra tickets down there. >> we will have much more on the harry potter excitement coming up in just a few minutes. barge campbell is going to talk to one of the young stars. he gives us his review of the final movie. i will tell you that he was very excited to pass it along. >> here we go. >> coming up, the prime-time emmy nominations are out. there were some obvious front- runners this year. >> a marine at quantico proposes an interesting question. >> of firefighters said the city is trying to turn them into police officers and they do not like it. >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00, underside. >> d.c. has a new idea to keep the summer job employees safe on payday. >> the idea has firefighters fuming. >> the idea of posting firefighters in neighborhoods to deter crime is not a popular one. >> the potential is there. >> is a robbery starts, what are they supposed to do? >> the idea comes from -- when firefighters are not busy with other tasks, they should part and deter
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> the past couple of days, they are being pounded by big storms. pieces of that are coming this way. we may see a few isolated showers. this is typical heat and humidity for around here. as we get into the weekend, it is going to be excessive. let's get started. just a bit of debris is there now. just enough to knock the temperature down to 85 degrees. very pleasant there. elsewhere around the area, 90's are typical. 99 has been the high temperature in manassas so far. a little bit of a funnel system coming. this little bundle is moving to the southeast. you may see some of that here in the next few hours. that will move southeast so another opportunity for some parts. tomorrow afternoon, another chance of a few storms. then it is back to the heat and humidity. low of 90's across the board right now. a little bit of a breeze in quantico. this is not a made up number. it to issue a pretty good guide of what it feels like at the moment. it feels like 90 degrees in frederick at the moment. these temperatures are only going to get warmer over the next couple of days. 98 in minneapolis. 98 in ok
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
to do something big and meaningful. he says we should ask the wealthiest individuals and biggest corporations to pay their fair share. he says that is not just the democratic position. he says it's one that has been taken by everyone from warren buffett to bill o'reilly. >>> thousands of federal employees could find themselves off the job tonight. congress has until midnight to reauthorize the federal aviation administration. if it does not, 4000 workers could be furloughed. airlines would not have to collect ticket taxes costing the government hundreds of millions of dollars. air-traffic controllers would not be affected by a shutdown. >>> 81 degrees on this friday, 6:07. >> a message to congress. the star of a hit super bowl ad is coming to capitol hill. >> major developments in the fight for same sex equality. >> you are probably feeling assorting start to the we >>> i am with the rosslyn bid. we are at gateway park where you can catch a great view of the washington monument. and on friday nights, you can catch movies featuring actors from saturday night live. >>> steamy frida
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Jul 3, 2011 11:00pm EDT
writer or your extended forecast you can log on to our website, wjla.com. >>> this is the second big storm to hit a region in the last 24 hours. lightning strikes overnight struck a fire at a church in maryland. this happened about 5:00 a.m. the fire badly damaged the church and spoil the debut of its new pastor. he still held services at a nearby church. >> we talked about how god gets us through all things and god loves us. and bad things happen to anybody. >> all those years that people had their lives in that church. >> no one was hurt in that far but it did cause $150,000 of damage. parishioners are vowing to rebuild. >>> new details about the fatal beating of a man at a family cookout. jay has reaction from someone who saw the whole thing. >> we spoke with someone who says he witnessed what they're calling a fatal altercation. he felt that this was something of a one-sided fight. >> i do not know how it went so wrong so fast. it is very sad. >> a party in this instant data turned tragic. >> he was just taking the punches. he fell to the ground appeared >> during a peaceful gat
ABC
Jul 4, 2011 12:00pm EDT
neighborhood are spending their july for cleaning up the big mess from that -- from mother nature. the region was pounded with heavy rain fierce winds and skies full of lightning. >> i went downstairs and yelled to my parents that i was really scared. we huddled in the basement. >> and this is what many people saw once they step aside after the storm, down power lines and debris everywhere, including big bridges on top of cars and homes. >> i did not hear it fall because of all the wind. as soon as i looked out the window as of this huge chunk of mud instead of the tree. completely surprised. >> neighbors say what was most surprising about this storm was not just how powerful it was but how much damage it was able to do in the short amount of time people who were home at the time of the storms it only lasted a couple of minutes >> normally in this area, this stuff flies right over us. but last night it was just incredible. >> it kind of sounded like a tornado and it looked like a tornado. >> the nearby george washington parkway was also left a mess after the storm. several trees fell on the r
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Jul 24, 2011 9:30am EDT
. that is something in big demand the desert -- these days. last year, we started a barbecue division, has what we have today. >> as a girl from oklahoma, that looks and smells like a barbecue. i will not pick up and eat like at the last time we had you on but talk to us about some of the trends you are pursuing because it is not cheap to go green. why is that working? it costs more. >> look at the building industry. the buildings are being retrofitted green. people are choosing to downsize or upgrade or move into green billings. >> are your clients specifically asking you? and they are definitely looking for it. they are willing to pay more for it. there is a cost associated with it. the certification costs to implement procedures and equipment at our facility. >> you think there is some business you are getting that you would not otherwise? >> without a doubt. >> the other thing you have been talking to me about is your emphasis on going local. talk to me about the spread here and what that represents. >> basically, we are working with local farmers year round. we're at the peak of the season. t
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Jul 4, 2011 4:30am EDT
. and a big mess left in this cul- de-sac. >> we were standing there four minute -- for a minute. >> b-w parkway a tree fell and stopped traffic. driver started removing some of the debris themselves from the southbound lane. >> we stood there for about an hour and got tired of waiting. >> the storm left quite a mess across our area for city crews can people to clean up on this holiday weekend. the fourth of july concert aerosolreversal the show must go on. >> thousands of people are waking up without power. 9200 customers out of power in northern virginia from dominion. 1100 for pepco. 236 for novec. 1600 for bge. to send your pictures of the storm, wjla.com. >>> preparations under way for tonight's big fourth of july concert on the national mall despite last night's storm. it went on as scheduled, the reversal. >> the♪ >> jordin sparks will be singing. and jimmy smits will be hosting. >> to think about what the founding fathers put forward when they first go to that document and what it all means. >> comedian steve martin will perform tonight as a bluegrass musician. -brokethe conc
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Jul 6, 2011 12:00pm EDT
that is just the best. -- that is just dust. >>> of big drowned first will down, and 70 miles per hour will hit the ground and spread out or. that out word spreading kicks up the best. those can roll and roll and roll. >> big trouble for allergy sufferers. around here we saw rain. watching -- washing the allergens out of the air. i have something to show you affect us right into weekend. similar to what i saw -- talk about yesterday. notice it was warmer northwest of the metro area. that is because they are seeing sunshine and clearing behind upper level energy that is still slowly moving through our region causing areas of rain and clouds still lingering locally. heavy downpour just over solomons island. this is slowly drifting to the northeast. there is not much push in our atmosphere. is typical july weather. what forms is very slow moving. this is hanging on tight. that is all drifting off. we saw very heavy rain moving virginia across potomac, and into st. mary's county. is the clearing on the satellite picture. beautiful afternoon in hagerstown. temperatures will to the warmthd the sun. i
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Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
into the district. the backup is blamed on a big hole in the ground. ddot crews worked quickly to repair the road. >> it did not help. >> this woman was word that the traffic tie it would force her to miss a flight at reagan national. >> i will make it, but it will be tight. >>> people are still cleaning up today after last night's storm that caused major damage and if you close calls. one woman was driving along massachusetts avenue when a limb of a tree flew into her car smashing her back window and her windshield missing her by mere inches. >> it was only angels above watching over me because i would have been dead. i will not come this way again ever. >> she managed to take shelter in someone else's car while help arrived. the storm caused flash flooding. for complete coverage of last night's storm and a gallery of photographs, you can log on to our website at wjla.com. now that the storms are gone and all that rain, we have the forecast. >>> the front brought in an inch or two zero across the area. the storm are now well gone. we have cooler and drier air. look at these temperatures outside.
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Jul 20, 2011 4:30am EDT
, the bill is passed. >> the house bill raises the debt ceiling and makes room for big spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment, but it is expected to die in the senate. the senate plan would close some tax loopholes and make cuts to medicare and social security. president obama has. praised that has >>> there could be a deal to end the football lockout. they will gather in washington today to review proposed collective bargaining agreement. the associated press reports the deal has not been finalized and there's no guarantee the players will agree to that. >>> chipotle fans, your burrito may get even more costly. >> and we have a preview of how stocks are shaping up. linda bell is live in new york. >> good morning. a big day for the market's estimate. stock-index futures indicating gains ahead of this morning's opening bell. the earnings parade continues with results from united technologies intel, and american express. we are looking at apple shares after its blockbuster results last night. lockheed martin looking to cut even more workers. it is offering voluntary buyouts to 6
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Jul 26, 2011 4:30am EDT
and a big ofmup on the way by the end the week. that forecast in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. >>> there's a lot of construction around town, 66.icularly on all of that will be gone by the you get to the highway. going into maryland, southbound 270, looks great. nothing on interstate 70. good on the dulles toll road.d the looks good from 7 to tysons. westbound at glebe road, the construction leaguers until 7:00. quiet from bowie on 50. a good run in and out of baltimore. back to the news desk. >>> congress has one week now to the debt ceiling and prevent a default. president obama and house boehner are urging sidecans to support their s. the speaker said the president changed his demands. but presidents and and the republicans are holding the economy hostage. >> the american people may have voted for the government, but hey did not vote for a dysfunctional government. >> if you are spending more money than you are taking in, you need to spend less. >> senate democrats want to cut .7 trillion.tr neither their plan or the plan appears to be agreeable to the other side. >>> following breaki
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Jul 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> pandora get into the social networking business. now the details, and a review of google plus. >> big changes are coming to pandora. the internet radio service is adding its own social network, which will allow users to monitor which songs for their friends are listening to and talking about. the service is available now for premium subscribers and later this week for everyone else. it has been a couple weeks since google launched google plus. it was easier to manage than facebook. >> google plus allows you to put people into groups and allows you to put them in different circles. you have to categorize the people into different groups, and that allows you to control what people see right from the beginning. >> it remains exclusive. only those receiving invitations for now will be able to use it. >>> we are going to be looking at the beltway a first, it's hot outside already. >> low 80's right now. i promised there is nicer weather on the way. tomorrow and on friday we will see temperatures only in the mid 80's, that is a welcome change. and no heat advisory. annapolis, maryland, righ
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
park. expect a big slowdowns if especially on route 29 and 234. >>> a police involved shooting has sent a mental hospital in northwest. they found him with a shotgun on 13th street at 10:00 last night. the man ran dropping a weapon, but then he pulled out a handgun and went toward the officers. officers opened fire. the shooting is on an -- the shooting is under investigation. >>> president obama is taking the debt debate to college park. he will hold a town hall meeting at the university of maryland today. this comes as lawmakers continue fighting for compromise. the clock is ticking down. mike conneen joins us in the newsroom. good morning. >> the senate seems to be moving on from the republican- controlled house plan calling for a balanced budget amendment/ president obama and john boehner continue searching for their grand bargain with as much as four trillion in deficit- reduction. at 11:00 president will take his case to the public as the clock ticks down to the august 2 deadline. obama will speak at the ritzy coliseum, a venue that can hold 1200 people. a limited number of the ge
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
more about the events. >> stepping up for a big celebration. dozer the dog is back. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. i just transferred a prescription to cvs because they have care 1on1. it's where the pharmacist stops and talks to me about safety and saving money with generic prescriptions. laura, let's talk about possible side effects. it's all about me. love that. ge t care 1on1 and talk savings safety, and side effects when you transfer or fill a new, ongoing prescription. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. it's all mine. >>> it local stock made headlines across the region, and regiondozer the dog makes national headlines when he runs a marathon by himself. >> media from all over the nation are drawing attention to dozer's cause. >> on a fateful day in may, three-year-old dozer a decision that would change his life. he bolted there is invisible fence and joined a team of thousands running a half marathon. he jumped in at mile 5 and kept pace for 8 miles. at two hours and 14 minutes this youtube video shows him crossing the that is lined with a smile. >> we were like
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 2 2 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new unde
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Jul 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
of casey anthony's defense, that was the big question. would she take the stand? the jury hear from perhaps the only person who knows what happened to her daughter. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: but first one last critical witness for the defense. crystal holloway, the woman who claimed she had a brief affair with casey's father. >> was this an intimate relationship? >> yes. >> reporter: george anthony admits they were friends but denies they were anything more and he also denies what has become the cornerstone of the defense, that he, caylee's grandfather, knew this was not a murder at all. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control but i was in shock. >> reporter: the defense claims caylee died in a swimming pool accident and granddad george helped dispose of the body the same way he buried household pets over the years. >> when you found out that your granddaughter was found with a blanket and with a plastic bag and with duct tape, did you tele law enforcement
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
increase. >> that's the big deal. you have harry reid coming up with a plan for democrats. that he says includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years and gives the president the debt ceiling increase that takes him all of the way to 2013. republicans are already saying that those -- his plan includes gimmicks and phantom cuts. so the republicans are coming up with their plan, which would include about $1 trillion in cuts now. it would require the president to come back to congress next year to ask for another debt ceiling increase. >> that's the huge sticking point for the white house. the president has made it clear time and time again that he won't sign a short-term increase. he squashed it at the meeting last night. >> republicans leaders have said that as well. they didn't want any short-term solution to this problem. they changed their tune on this. white house said that speaker boehner needs to stand up and pursue one of the paths that's out there. lot of those same gimmicks in savings from future wars are in the republican budget, the paul ryan budget. george? >
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
increases on the table. if it comes together it would affect every single american. >> big news. we'll get to that. >>> right away to what's happening for casey anthony. she could go free this morning. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando, florida, where she's been tracking every development in the case. good morning to you, ashleigh. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. of course, 9:00 this morning we'll find out if she stays in jail or walks free. i have news to make for you, as well. she may have a brand-new chapter of legal troubles. the state is going after her for the cost of all that investigative work and the people who searched for her are thinking of suing her for $112,000, as well. all of this while casey was served with a subpoena in jail to appear at a law office in that civil suit against her by that nanny's name who she co-opted but first we have to find out if she's even going to be out of jail. it's casey anthony's 997th day in jail, but it could be one of her last. crowds are expected to flood the protest zone set up at the courthouse. but some were lucky enough to get ticks insi
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
favor. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:11 71 degrees. cracks coming up, big changes in social networking. facebook news, and addi >>> welcome back, everyone. texting our top stories. casey anthony scheduled to be sentenced this morning around 9:00 on charges she lied to authorities during the investigation into her daughter caylee's death. she's expected to be sentenced to the three years that she are spent in jail. she was acquitted on charges that she killed her daughter. >>> al qaeda has found a new way to get around the airport security. officials say the terror group is considering surgically implanting explosives into a person's body. the tsa says the bonds could get past the body scanners. -- the bombs could get past. >>> congress voted last year to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" and now that may be actually enforced. >>> vincent gray, d.c. mayor is urging d.c.'s three members of the airport's board to switch their vote. the board voted in april to build an underground station. vincent gray says that option could put the entire project in danger. >>> police are looking
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Jul 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
be back to normal. >>> another big story we are following, a break in a 10-year- old national league recognized murder for hire case. >> a judge overturned the conviction of a fairfax county man on death row nearly a decade. prosecutors argued that justin wolfe hired owen barber to murder daniel petrole in 2001. jummy olabanji has an interview and whipped justin wolfe's mother. >> in january 2002, justin wolfe was convicted of murder and sent to prison as the states in august death row inmate. yesterday a judge in the u.s. district court in virginia vacated his death sentence, a ruling that his family has been waiting for. terri says watching her son justin on death row the past decade has been anything but easy. >> i just keep breathing and keep going and keep the faith and was hoping some day soon the truth would come out. >> a federal judge ruled on tuesday that her son justin wolfe was wrongfully convicted in a murder for hire plots that sent him to death row. in march of 2001 the 20-year-old was accused of hiring owen barber to shoot and kill wolfe's drug supplier. owen barber w
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
was once a user or whatever, i am quite sure that played a big part. >> it seems to run in the family. >> christopher barry says he looks forward to setting the record straight at his trial later this month. >> marion berry will symbolically designate a section of roadway as martin luther king jr. drive. the council is expected to vote on the proposal tonight. >>> a whole new look is coming to the metro plaza. arlington county is working with the airport a party to make over the area between wilshire boulevard. officials want to build covered bike parking and improve the landscaping. the project will be completed in spring of 2012. for pictures of the new design, the to our website at wjla.com. >>> google is making video and book downloads easier. >> you might call it racial profiling. a new device will allow officers to take photos of suspects within iphone and instantly compare those pictures with those of known criminals. criminal say it constitutes a warrantless search. a new upgrade to be enjoyed operating system allows people to download content. nett flex customers are unhappy
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
games were released. a popular music service called spotify a very impressive. >> a big deal to have access to 15 million tracks. that's a huge collection of music. it's pretty much anything you want to hear that you can play on demand with good sound quality and it's free. >> there's a $10 per month version that allows users to extreme content directly to their mobile devices. those are your "tech bytes." >>> 5:19, 67 degrees. >> said that is all more traffic this morning and that maybe it was harry potter. >> i know. >> they were coming from the harry potter premier. >> you will not see any delays like yesterday. that was a nasty rush hour commute. first, we have another beautiful friday on the way. low humidity, comfortable temperatures. look at annapolis, just a few clouds. no rain in the forecast today in court tomorrow or sunday. if your travel plans take it to the mountains or the delmarva beaches, looking good. 69 degrees at reagan national airport in this hour. george washington university, 69. 54 degrees in wintergreen. rehoboth beach, 63 degrees in delaware. temperatures i
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
with another big change. brianne carter joins us live from arlington with details. >> metro riders are no strangers to metro track work on the weekends. rather than single tracking they will use a new approach. they will have shuttle buses are round the work that is being done. metro officials said this will help them complete the repair work faster. this weekend starting at 10:00 here at the east falls metro station, there will be free shuttle buses. that will happen from the station to the west falls the church station. this is the first of a series that will happen for the next 12 months on the weekend. the goal of the new track work is to get the work done faster. metro officials say this will allow the trains to operate more normally outside this war zone. the inconvenience of your customers. this will allow them to get those ntsb recommendations done 18 months sooner. this will last for the next year on the weekend. it starts tonight at 10:00. on the weekend of august 6 and 7, bus service will be between bethesda and rockville. there will be work on the blue and yellow line a
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> the president continued to push for a big budget deal. outside the town hall, most people said they liked what they heard. >> i thought it was great. is covered a lot of topics. >> but not everybody got the answers they came for. >> is it going to come back around? no one asked that question. >> 1 boy did get to -- one girl did get to ask her question. >> what should i teach my students about how our government works if we are saying we will not compromise with the other party? >> you should keep on teaching your students to compromise. that is not just how government works. that is how life works. >> this woman came with her daughter. >> i wanted to hear definitely about education. >> but not everybody was pleased with the questions or the answers. >> i was looking for some more pardoning questions. his environmental record is astounding. >> about a dozen protesters were here. they were across from the coliseum. inside there were dignitaries including gov. martin o'malley. in case you're wondering if there were ground rules for asking questions, the president had 1. he went boy, girl, boy gir
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> this was the longest work stoppage in nfl history. >> they had to take this long. >> the big issue was how to divide $9 billion in revenue. football fans, the lockout left a bad taste in their mouth. >> it has been a very long process since the day that we stood. in march. >> the players agreed to go from 5246% revenue share. -- 520 to 46% revenue share. >> make sure that we can stand here and say football is back. >> redskins fan was more concerned about local people who love bint -- who would have taken a big hit without football. >> people that are selling seven years -- -- seven years in the parking lot. >> there will not be an extended 18-game season. fans were split on that call. training camp could start as early as wednesday. >> what the rejoicing began. we will have more details on the new deal and reaction from the redskins coming of a little bit later. >>> time is ticking as we inch closer to the deadline for resolving the debt crisis. john boehner are said his plan would slash more than $1 trillion in spending. senate democratic leader harry reid has its own plan with nearly double the cuts
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00am EDT
. it is still hot in my world, but it's better. >> we will take it. 5:12 on this tuesday morning. >> big cuts at blackberry and the delivery that thousands of post offices do not want. >> attributed the king of pop another good thing about geico is, they've got, like, real live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person will be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to vi p photos of the damage, track your claim, print an estimate. you want an english muffin? they literally hand you a toasted muffin with butter and jam. (sigh) whaa. tasty. that's, that's a complete dramatization of course, but you get my point. vo: geico 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> we began our top stories with some breaking news. 11 people hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide in rockville. if it happened around 2:00 this morning at a building on first street. the building was evacuated for short-time. a faulty water heater is to blame. that problem is now being fixed. >>> president obama and house speaker jo
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
a million copies in a day. if you don't have experience with the iphone or ipads, you may be facing a big learning curve. >> it takes some time to get used to the changes. like any new operating system, a lot of people put up some resistance after using the same thing day in and day out. >> those wanting to transition more slowly can turn off some of the new features easily. i am rob nelson. >>> 5:18, to look at traffic and weather every ten minutes. -- time tyoo look at traffic and weather. it's getting toasty. >> today will be a day of rest. tomorrow and by friday, ready for nearly 100 degrees? >> i am not. >> in the mid-atlantic we can expect this. in annapolis at this hour, almost sunrise. it's 80 degrees at reagan national. 81 for the heat index derek hough 76 degrees currently in the district. alexandria, 80 degrees. our final stop in waldorf at 75 degrees. 70 in gaithersburg, 72 in winchester. 68 in martinsburg. cooler drier air well to the west and north. high pressure will eventually move off the coast, allowing heat and humidity and to rise late tomorrow. by friday and saturday
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